The UM Library Council of Deans, in conjunction with the UM System ILS Task Force are pleased to announce that FOLIO has been selected as our new integrated library system and began migration in September 2021 with plans to be fully operational by early summer 2022. An ILS allows the Library to order, receive, and invoice for materials; generate, organize, and make available metadata; track inventory as users borrow and return materials; and provide an online public interface for users to search and discover.
FOLIO is an acronym for the Future Of the Library Is Open; it is open source software – denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. We are excited about this partnership to work with EBSCO as we transition to FOLIO. We view FOLIO as a forward thinking, next generation system that will allow for growth and customization for the UM System as well as the individual campuses.